Return to Finish Scholarship

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Are you ready to finish your Missouri State degree?

If so, you may be eligible for the Return to Finish (RTF) scholarship.

The RTF scholarship offers $200 for those enrolling in 3-5 credits and $500 for those enrolling in 6 or more credits in fall 2021 or spring 2022.

You may receive the scholarship for multiple semesters, but the maximum award for the academic year is $500.

Scholarship criteria

  • 90+ hours of undergraduate credit
  • 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Owe less than $1000 to the university
  • Have been out of school at least one year (most recent enrollment, Summer 2020 or earlier)
  • Comply with residence requirements. 20 out of the last 30 hours in courses must be administered by the Springfield campus.

Your credits may be from another institution before, during, or after leaving MSU. 

We're here to support you

  • Receive one-on-one advisement in your academic field. Adult Student Services is available to answer your questions. 
  • Take advantage of tutoring/writing services provided by Bear CLAW (Center for Learning and Writing).
  • Utilize MSU's Career Center where you will gain access to Handshake, an online career management system. 
  • Graduate and network with over 110,000 Bears as part of the Alumni Association.
  • And more.


For questions regarding RTF and returning to Missouri State, contact:

Adult Student Services

Apply now

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